SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Management Strategies and Techniques

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
Compared to survey research, data management strategies in qualitative research are often ad-hoc, and produced after the data collection process has been completed. Different qualitative methods produce different types of data and require different analytical approaches, yet there are several strategies worth considering for managing your data and can be planned and deployed prior to commencing data collection in order to facilitate the transition from data collection to data analysis. This workshop will cover a range of qualitative data management strategies in order to help researchers plan for data collection, or to help researchers manage data during or after the collection process. Some time will be given to the role of NVivo software in facilitating data management and preparing for data analysis. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Qualitative Data Analysis

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop will allow students to transform interview transcripts into analyzable data, and to learn foundational skills in qualitative data analysis, including a brief introduction to using NVivo software. Participants will be introduced to the most common coding strategies deployed in social science to analyze data collected through in-depth interviews, focus groups, participant observation, and/or archival analyses of text. A section of the workshop will be dedicated to taking questions regarding coding in the individual research projects of participants. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

SSRI~ Workshop: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSRI-Gross Hall 230E
This workshop offers an introduction to Qualtrics survey software, a package available (at no cost to researchers) for use across Duke's campus and medical center. This powerful, easy-to-use system is a great way to collect information online, whether as part of a research protocol or for administrative purposes such as program evaluation. This workshop will introduce participants to the Qualtrics system, demonstrate how to set up an account, create a questionnaire and access its results. It will also cover some basic tools that can be used to customize the questionnaire to fit your needs, such as using display and skip logic to collect more detailed information from a subset of your audience. The workshop is taught through the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology (DISM) in collaboration with the Duke Office of Information Technology (OIT). Participants will receive a very brief overview of the consulting and other services DISM offers to help Duke researchers develop and conduct surveys. Registration required; please click "more information" to access the registration form.

East Campus Open Office Hours

CIT Events Test - Tue, 2017-02-14 19:00
Lilly Library Computer Lab
East Campus

Want to change your syllabus? Need help creating an online discussion board? CIT consultants are available to discuss course design and instructional technology.  Come by to ask questions about active learning in class or how to think about teaching a new course. We can also answer questions about using Sakai, WordPress, and other Duke supported instructional technologies for teaching and learning. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

DVS Workshop: Documenting Data in Excel with Collectica (Love Your Data Week)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 17:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Are you an avid Excel user? Would you like to know how to add helpful documentation into your Excel files and generate codebooks automatically? If so, I'd like to introduce you to Colectica. While there is a paid version, there is a free version that is more than adequate if you plan to do all of your analysis in Excel. Visit http://www.colectica.com/software/colecticaforexcel and download before the workshop. You are encouraged to bring a laptop and your own Excel file(s) to take some time to get to know the tool. Feel free to bring your lunch. In the spirit of Love Your Data Week and Valentine's Day, chocolate will be provided.

Documenting Data in Excel with Collectica (Love Your Data Week)

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 17:00
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
Are you an avid Excel user? Would you like to know how to add helpful documentation into your Excel files and generate codebooks automatically? If so, I'd like to introduce you to Colectica. While there is a paid version, there is a free version that is more than adequate if you plan to do all of your analysis in Excel. Visit http://www.colectica.com/software/colecticaforexcel and download before the workshop. You are encouraged to bring a laptop and your own Excel file(s) to take some time to get to know the tool. Feel free to bring your lunch. In the spirit of Love Your Data Week and Valentine's Day, chocolate will be provided.

Data Management Tools: Colectica for Excel

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2017-02-14 17:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Are you an avid Excel user?  Would you like to know how to add helpful documentation into your Excel files and generate codebooks automatically?  If so, I’d like to introduce you to Colectica.  While there is a paid version, there is a free version that is more than adequate if you plan to do all of your analysis in Excel.  Visit http://www.colectica.com/software/colecticaforexcel and download before the workshop.  You are encouraged to bring a laptop and your own Excel file(s) to take some time to get to know the tool.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  In the spirit of Love Your Data Week and Valentine's Day, chocolate will be provided.

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What to Read This Month: February 2017

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Tue, 2017-02-14 14:12

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

What to Read This Month: February 2017

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2017-02-14 14:12

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

Mystery in the Stacks – A Library Party to Die For, Mar. 3

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:00

Join us for live music, costumes, decorations, food and beverages, and plenty of mystery!

Mystery in the Stacks – A Library Party to Die For, Mar. 3

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Tue, 2017-02-14 11:00

Join us for live music, costumes, decorations, food and beverages, and plenty of mystery!

Handbook of research on human-computer interfaces, developments, and applications

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Published: Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

New-generation bioinorganic complexes

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Published: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Think Java : how to think like a computer scientist

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00

Author: Downey, Allen, author.
Published: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2016.

Currently held at: DUKE

Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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Munch & Mull digital scholarship discussion group

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 17:00
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
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What to Read this Month: February 2017

Humanities - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:03

Check out our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections for some good reads this month!

Hannah Hart, a YouTube star, has written an at times very funny and very heartbreaking memoir called Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded.  She writes about her internet fame, her family, mental illness, love, friendship, sexuality, and more.  John Green describes the memoir like this: “By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart’s new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an extraordinary life.”  To find out more about Hannah and her memoir, check out this NPR interview.

 

Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the power of a heroic cast of volunteers–and the makings of what may be our last, best hope in slowing an unprecedented mass extinction. Digging deeply, Hannibal traces today’s tech-enabled citizen science movement to its roots: the centuries-long tradition of amateur observation by writers and naturalists.  Read an excerpt here.

In Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness.  It is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system–and the country–to a halt in the 1970s.  This book is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.  Read a review here and here.

Refugee Tales, edited by David Herd & Anna Pincus, collects tales from poets and novelists who retell the stories of individuals who have direct experience of Britain’s policy of indefinite immigration detention. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales , this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering.  You can learn more about this project here.   Also check out this review in the Guardian.

 

 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, check out Love is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting from IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment.  This oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.  Some of the talents include Cecil Castellucci, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, G. Willow Wilson, Steve Orlando, James Tynion IV, Gail Simone, and Dan Parent.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for more things to read, check out our Blind Date with a Book.  You may need to hurry before all the matches are made!

DVS Workshop: Visualizing Qualitative Data

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:00
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop RoomFirst Floor
So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy. For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons. This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects. Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects. The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

Visualizing Qualitative Data

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2017-02-13 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

So many of the tools that have been developed for data visualization focus on data that are in spreadsheet format, especially data that are number-heavy.  For qualitative research, numerical data may not be the primary focus, or the numerical data may be difficult to visualize for other reasons.  This workshop will explore some of the complications of trying to visualize qualitative data, walking through examples of different types of qualitative data projects and the visualizations that have been produced from those projects.  Exercises will help attendees work through the process of developing visualizations for sample qualitative projects.  The workshop will include recommendations for tools that may be useful, but we will focus more on the process of identifying possible visual elements within a qualitative data project than on a specific software application.

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Love Your Data Week, Feb. 13-17

Blogs Featured Posts (non-pipes) - Mon, 2017-02-13 11:00

An international event aimed at helping researchers take better care of their data